Top 10 Book Covers I’d Frame as a Piece of Art

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to list the top 10 books whose covers you would frame.

I love today’s topic! I have so many covers that I love and would have no problem to hang on my walls.

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Top 10 All-Time-Favorite Young Adult Fantasy Series

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Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish. Each week they have a topic for which you have to make a top 10 list.

This week’s topic is to make a list of your top 10 all time favorite books in a specific genre. I’m picking the Young Adult Fantasy genre, which is a quite wide one, since I want to read books that I really consider my favorites and it would be hard to find 10 of them if I picked a very small genre…

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Top 10 Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 popular authors whose books we’ve never read. Boy, do I have a lot of them!

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Becca Fitzpatrick

 She’s the author of the very popular series “Hush, Hush”, which I’ve been wanting to read for sooo long. And she also has a new book coming out, called Black Ice that sounds really good!

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Maggie Stiefvater

I really want to read her “Wolves of Mercy Fall” and “The Raven Boys” series. She’s also written another series called “Book of Faeries” that isn’t as well known, but it also might be a good one!





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Neil Gaiman

He has written so many books! On the top of my list are Stardust (because I loved the movie) and The Ocean at the End of the Lane (because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it). I’d really like to read some of his work in general, though, because he is said to have a very original writing style.


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Lauren Oliver

She has also written quite a lot of books. The Delirium series and Before I Fall are the ones I’m most excited to read!






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Philippa Gregory

She mostly writes historical fiction, which is a genre I’m not really that much into… But her books seem so intriguing that I really want to try reading some of them. The Cousins’ War and the Tudor Court series are on top of my list here.




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Lauren DeStefano

She’s a quite young author and all of her books sound so intriguing and have gorgeous covers. The Chemical Garden trilogy and Perfect Ruin are books that I really want to pick up soon!




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Jennifer L. Armentrout 

She has also written a lot of books, but you probably know her from the Lux series (at least that’s where I know her from). It’s a really over-hyped that is quite high on my to-read list. I really hope I’ll get the chance to get to it soon!

 

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Julie Kagawa

Author of so many books! The Iron Fey and the Blood of Even series are very popular and I’m looking forward to reading those soon!






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Rainbow Rowell

How could I not include her? She’s become so popular lately, that everyone is talking about her and loving her books. Especially Eleanor & Park and Fangirl are so hyped..! They’re definitely high on my to-read list!

 



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Suzanne Collins

You MIGHT have heard about her… She has written this trilogy… What was it’s name? Oh yeah! THE HUNGER GAMES! I don’t know any Young Adult Book Blogger that hasn’t read this series except (you guessed it…) ME. I’m actually kind of scared to read it because of all that hype, but I still really really wan to!

So, what’s your opinion? With which author should I start first?

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Top 10 Reasons I Love Being a Blogger

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 reasons I love blogging! So here we go!

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Connecting. And by that I mean connecting with you guys. Reading and answering to comments is one thing I love about blogging. Also going on other book blogs and commenting, or participating in blog tours and read-a-thons, which I haven’t done yet, but I really want to!

2Finding out about books. Blogging is a great way of discovering new books. This happens mostly by visiting other blogs and reading reviews and posts about new books. Seriously, before starting this book blog I would go to a bookshop and spend hours trying to find a book that I’d like and now I have about 200 books I want to read on my to-read list!

3Interacting with authors. I remember when I was younger I wanted to write a letter to J. K. Rowling and tell her how much I loved her book. I never did that. I thought she must be getting tons of letters and would never read it. Well book blogging has made talking to authors possible. Maybe not J. K. Rowling, but other authors especially newer ones, who always respond to tweets and are happy to hear that someone liked their book.

4Discussing books. I love that I now know people who love reading just as much as I do! It’s just nice that when I finish a book and am like “Oh my God! What just happened?”, I can write a review or just a tweet about it and someone will answer and we can actually talk about THAT ending or THAT guy and fangirl about it together!

5Goodreads. I seriously love goodreads. And if it wasn’t for blogging and booktube I never would have found out about it! I actually used to keep a list of all the books I’d read in a notebook, but it’s much easier and nicer and more organised on goodreads. It’s awesome!

6Reading more. Ever since I started blogging I’ve also been reading so much more that in the past. It’s just the fact that I now have so much more books I want to read, which gives me motivation to read more and more!

7Saying my opinion. It’s so nice that I can just write what I thought about a book, or what I think about some topic that has to do with books and someone might actually read it. I also love how everyone seems to accept and respect that opinion, even though they might disagree. Readers are the best!

8Writing. It has always been in the back of my head to try and write a book. I’ve even tried it a couple of times, but never got much further. Blogging is for me something in between. I’m not writing a book, but at least I’m writing something!

9Helping others. If I’ve helped even one person find a book they might like I’m happy. I’m always really grateful to other book bloggers for that and I hope I can do the same for someone else.

10 Just because. Because I love spending my free time writing a blog. I love the idea of being a blogger. I love talking about books. I love that I can talk to people from all around the world. I love being accepted in this community. I love being a book blogger.

 

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Top 10 Books that Will Make you Swoon

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 books that will make you swoon. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I’m going to list books that have boys that will make you swoon!

  

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer | Goodreads (This is a double swoon because you can swoon over Edward and Jacob! Totally worth reading!)

Divergent by Veronica Roth | Goodreads (There’s a reason why everyone is so crazy about Four. Trust me.)

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Goodreads (Admittedly I’m not a huge fan of the book, but Jace is totally hot!)

  

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead | Goodreads (ADRIAN!!!!)

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead | Goodreads (Another double swoon: Dimitri and Adrian)

The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons | Goodreads (Another Dimitri that is absolutely hot and swoon-worty!)

  

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | Goodreads (St. Clair is pretty cute!!!)

Angelfall by Susan Ee | Goodreads (A badass angel! Everything a girl wants!)

The DUFF: Deignated, Ugly, Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger | Goodreads (A bad boy that ends up falling for the girl? Swoon!)

Which books have made you swoon? 🙂

I’d really like to know! I definitely need more swoon-worthy books in my life!

Top 10 Books that Will Make you Cry

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 books that will make you cry. The problem is I have NEVER cried for a book. NEVER. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but here are some books that almost made me cry and might make you cry if you read them!

  

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | Goodreads
Looking for Alaska by John Green | Goodreads (and probably every other John Green book…)
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern | Goodreads

  

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling | Goodreads (bittersweet endings and all that…)
The Bronze Horseman trilogy by Paullina Simons | Goodreads (Amazing trilogy by the way!)
Allegiant by Veronica Roth | Goodreads (apparently everyone else cried with this one! Again. I don’t know what’s wrong with me!)

These are all the books that I could think of. All six of them. Oh well… be glad I found that many!

Which books have made you cry? 🙂

Top 10 Blog Goals for 2014

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

For this week’s topic I will set some goals for my blog, since I’ve already written about my reading goals.

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I would like to reach 200 followers. I now have around 60 which I am so grateful and so happy about, but it would be really cool if I had a few more, just to have a bigger feeling of accomplishment. I think 200 is quite a realistic number, so I really hope it happens!

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I would like to get better at writing reviews. I feel like sometimes it’s hard for me to express myself, especially since english is not my native language. I hope, though, that through practice I can get it to be a bit better.

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I would like to start writing some discussion posts. Something different from the usual reviews and memes. I just have to get some inspiration and ideas on what to write.

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I would like to receive some books for review. I have never gotten any arcs or anything. Of course I also haven’t asked for any so far, I don’t know how I expect to get them when I’m not asking :/ But I think I’m too shy and not yet well established in the book blogging community. I hope that by the end of next year I will get the courage to ask for some books and hopefully get a positive answer!

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I would like to meet some book bloggers. That would really be lots of fun, although I think it might be a bit hard since I’m living in Germany and most of these meetings happen in the USA or UK. But maybe I’ll get lucky!

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I would like to create a succesful original feature. I have started doing the book blog news for some weeks now, which is so much fun to write! So I hope that you guys will be interested in reading this in the following weeks, otherwise I hope to get some other brilliant idea that you guys will like.

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I would like to have a blog layout that I will be absolutely happy with. Right now the biggest thing that’s bugging me is the header. I really don’t like it, but I haven’t gotten any ideas about how to make it better, so I hope to have fixed all of those problems till next year.

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I would like to get better at figuring wordpress things out. I still don’t know how to do a lot of things and often spend so much time just trying to move a picture to where I want it or something. It’s really annoying and it takes up unnecessary time, so I hope to learn a few more things about that.

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I would like to attend some literary events. This doesn’t have to do with blogging directly, but it’s still something I would like to do as a book blogger. Again I’m facing the problem of living in Germany, where not so many such things are talking place. At least not about books I am interested in. But I would mostly love to go to a signing of an author that I like!

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Most of all I would like the blogging experience to keep being just as fun as it is now for me! The reason I’m saying this is because I get bored with things relatively easy and I really don’t want that to happen with blogging. I feel like I’ve earned so much through this experience – reading more, getting better at expressing my thoughts, communicating with book lovers around the world etc. So I really, really, really hope I will never get tired of it!

Wish me luck!

Have you set any goals for the next year? 🙂

Top 10 Books I Read in 2013

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to create a top 10 of the books you read this year!

   

1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads |

2. Pivot point by Kasie West | Review | Goodreads |

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green | Review | Goodreads |

4. Angelfall by Susan Ee | Review | Goodreads |

   

5. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan | Review | Goodreads | 4

6. Reboot by Amy Tintera | Goodreads |

7. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead | Review | Goodreads |

8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins | Goodreads |

 

9. 1984 by George Orwell | Review | Goodreads |

10. The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger | Review | Goodreads |

Let me know which were your favorite books of the year! 🙂

Top 10 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to find 10 books that you would like Santa to bring you!

Well, my TBR is so long, this could easily be a top 100 this week! But don’t worry, I’m only going to pick 10.

   

  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi | Goodreads (Everyone seems to love this)
  • The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads (need to get my hands on this!)
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews | Goodreads
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner | Goodreads

   

  • How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran | Goodreads (seems like a book every girl should read)
  • Slated by Teri Terry | Goodreads
  • Mind Games by Kiersten White | Goodreads
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher | Goodreads (has been on my tbr forever!)

 

Let me know which books you’d like to get! 🙂

Top 10 New-to-me Authors I Read in 2013

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name your 10 favorite authors whose books you read for the first time in 2013.

   

1. Veronica Roth | Goodreads | I’ve read the whole divergent trilogy this year and am looking forward to her next book

2. Kody Keplinger | Goodreads | I’ve recently read the Duff and have now added a Midsummer’s Nightmare to my TBR

3. Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads | Really loved The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and am looking forward for her next books

   

4. Kasie West | Goodreads | Pivot Point was one of my favorite books this year and I’m looking forward to reading some of her other books!

5. Rick Riordan | Goodreads | Read the whole Percy Jackson series and I now want to read the heroes of Olympus

6. John Green | Goodreads | I read The fault in our stars and Looking for Alaska this year and loved them both! I will definitely pick up more of his books!

7. Stephenie Perkins | Goodreads | Really liked Anna and the French Kiss, want to see what her next books are going to be like!

   

8. Amy Tintera | Goodreads | Really loved reboot, excited for the sequel!

9. Susan Ee | Goodreads | I really liked Angelfall and really want to read the sequel and anything else she writes

10. George Orwell | Goodreads | I read and loved 1984 and the next one I want to read is Animal farm

Let me know which new authors you’ve liked this year! 🙂

Top 10 Books on my Winter TBR

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 books that are on top of your winter to-be-read list

So here are mine! 😀

First the books I own and plan to read soon:

   

1. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan | Goodreads (This seems like the perfect Christmas book)

2. Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews | Goodreads

3. Animal Farm by George Orwell | Goodreads (Because I really loved 1984)

4. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows | Goodreads

5. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare |Goodreads

And some other books I am planning to read!

  

6. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead | Goodreads (I’ve already started the first book and am quickly getting addicted!)

7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde | Goodreads (Because I really want to read something by Oscar Wilde)

8. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle | Goodreads

Other than that, I don’t really have any specific books that I really want to read in the next months… My to-read list is really long and I’ll probably just start reading whatever I find or feel like reading at the moment! 🙂

Let me know which books you are planning to read this winter! 🙂

Top 10 Young Adult Books I’d Recommend to a Male Reader

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 Books you would recommend to X Person and I chose to do this with Young Adult Books I’d recommend to boys.

Also, I decided to film it this week and post it as a video, so here you go:

Let me know which books you would recommend to male readers! 🙂

Top 10 Tuesday | Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 book covers you wish you could redesign and I chose books that I’ve either read or that I want to read:

   

1. Unknown by Melissa Pearl | Goodreads | Review (This has already been redesigned. The newest one is better, but it could still use some improvement)

2. Anna and the Franch Kiss by Stephenie Perkins | Goodreads (Also has been redesigned. The new one is really good!)

3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Goodreads (I really don’t like those covers.)

4. The Selection by Keira Cass | Goodreads

   

5. A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest | Goodreads | Review

6. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles | Goodreads (I’m sorry, but this looks like erotica)

7. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry | Goodreads (Same as the above… I would never read this book in public!)

8. Indigo by Gina Linko | Goodreads

 

9. Flukes by Nichole Chase | Goodreads (I normally like underwater covers, but something is off with this one)

10. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella | Goodreads (I know this is chick-lit, but can’t they make the cover a little less ridiculous? And I mean this for almost every chick-lit book!)

Let me know which cover you wish you could change! 🙂